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Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day - November 2011

When thinking about our fund raising for the latter part of 2011, the School Council were concerned that "some people don't have so much money". They discussed ways to 'make a difference' in our world which do not necessarily involve money. As a result, we held 'Make a Difference Day' on November 18th. Each class decided what 'difference' they would make. The Foundation Stage children asked parents and carers to donate spring flowering bulbs for the children and parent volunteers to plant around our site to make a 'local difference'. Children in Mediterranean, Java and Columbus classes chose to 'write or draw a difference'. Via the PostPals website, they sent cards and letters to sick children. Caspian class made a 'simple difference' - they made a list of simple things they could do to make someone's day better, for example, telling jokes, smiling, and complimenting one another. They kept a tally of their 'differences' throughout the day. Ericson and Da Gama classes 'painted a difference' - they painted pictures to donate to local care homes. Da Gama's art was taken to Mary Chapman Close Care Home by the School Council along with Alex and Ella from Da Gamma. The residents were delighted and amazed by the stunning pictures; copies of which are on display in our school foyer. Finally, Frobisher 'baked a difference' by baking cakes which they donated to a  homeless shelter. In addition to the classroom activities, we came to school in non-uniform for a voluntary donation. The cash enabled us to adopt a tiger with the WWF (chosen charity for 2011). We even had some money left over which we intend to put towards a generator for our link school in Zimbabwe.